In the northwest corner of Connecticut lies a rural district of the state offering its inhabitants all year outside amusement, and an escape from the worries of city life. Only 90 miles from Manhattan, Litchfield County is rapidly turning into a prominent goal for New Yorkers as a contrasting option to the Hamptons for an end of the week escape.
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty deals relate Ira Goldspiel remarks on what makes this territory so appealing to purchasers. “A major piece of the way of life here is nature,” Goldspiel said. “Regardless of what town you’re in, there’s continually something unique. We have bunches of secured arrive, climbing trails and places to bicycle without car activity. Besides, there are numerous lakes for swimming in the mid year and everything is truly close to any town.”
Bonnie Garguilo & Larry Garguilo, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Originally known as the Mitchell Farm, this iconic 219-acre equestrian estate was once owned by a prominent and wealthy family who were early settlers in Washington. The architectural integrity of this antique home has been preserved through the Corinthian columns on the portico, and the leaded tracery transom above the front door. Equestrian amenities include four horse barns, and a combined 33 stalls that are surrounded by acres of verdant pastures and a riding ring.
Kathryn Clair, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
The award-winning firm of Gray Organschi Architecture designed the inspirational main home and separate tennis house that grace this 70-acre property, highlighted by unlimited lake views. “It really is your own private resort,” says Kathryn Clair, a sales associate with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s a magical property in a quiet setting with prime access to the area’s many great farm to table restaurants.”
Mark Madonna & Jeffrey Phillips, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Some of New England’s most picturesque views can be found at this resplendent country property encompassing over 12 acres of open pasture, surrounded by one of the county’s many land trusts. You’ll enjoy westerly and southerly views from the 19th century clapboard house, featuring exposed wood beams, a sun-drenched great room with one of three fireplaces and a trio of French doors opening to a stone terrace.